Actually there is quite a big distinction between Bat Ponies (what this one is) and Vampire-bat-Ponies (As seen in the Episode 7 of Season 4, "Bats")
Bat-Ponies have been around for quite a while.It was assumed that these were a separate but similar race to the Pegasi. Normal 'bat ponies' appear to be no different than the main 3 species (Earth Pony, Unicorn and Pegasi) in personality and and so far, some of their even colourful designs (i have seen white bat ponies with pink wings, purple manes and green eyes).
The first ones ever seen were a couple of Stallions who pulled Princess Luna's chariot In "Nightmare Night" We had not seen their kind again in the show until recently, where Fluttershy became a vampire-bat-pony. Which is DIFFERENT to the original idea of the Bat Pony.
Vampire-bat-ponies are seen to be, although not quite evil, more animalistic and barbaric than a standard bat-pony. Very much driven only by instinct, and not being overly sentient.
Oh yeah. Kinda forgot about Luna's "servants." I hadn't really seen them around much before, though. Guess I still have a lot of looking around deviantart and at pony fan-art to do. But Fluttershy+bat ponyness=bat ponies everywhere. O_O
There's a new episode where one of the ponies turns into a vampire bat pony. It's in season four. Episode seven, and it's called "Bats!". You can look it up if you want to understand all the hype about it. It's a weird episode, though.
I just said you can look it up if you want. But yes, I decided to try and be nice. I never said you would understand it or anything, though. As far as understanding the hype goes, though, there's two major factors. Older pony fans who watched it as kids now returning to the series, and then a lot of people pulled in by the cutesy art, bright colors, and kid friendly aspects in general. That's not all, obviously, but that's a lot of what pulled a lot of people in.
Uh... yes, I know? I watch the show... I'm confused here, it seems like you responded to my comment that was DEFENDING you. DoukenSota responded to yours with a snappy response after you were kind enough to try explaining it to them, I was supporting you. :S Maybe I've got this all wrong but it seems like you're responding to the wrong person or something.
Sorry to bother you but OMG *Q* is there a way to purchase this ? My girlfriend showed me this awesome pony 2 hours ago. She told me to give her this for her birthday :3. But my crafting skill is far less good than yours .
www.deviantart.com/art/Voodoo-… That's a tutorial I used to make a pony plushie. It turned out pretty well. Probably would've turned out better, but I made it smaller than it should've been. So now you can try. It's a bit complicated, but the tutorial thoroughly explains things. Sorry if it sounds like I'm advertising at all.